Demos and Animations for Teaching Astronomy
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Demonstrations and Animations for Teaching Astronomy (DATA) is a collection of Java applets and Flash animations.
In teaching astronomy, it is sometimes difficult to explain and illustrate concepts in the non-interactive format of a textbook, or blackboard. Instructors needed ways to dynamically illustrate concepts to their classes, and students needed an interactive learning format to review and explore these concepts on their own. Thus, DATA was born. All of the concepts presenented here are ones frequently encountered in teaching and learning basic astronomy. The demos and animations are designed to bring life and interactivity to the concepts in order to make them easier to understand and learn.
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